Hotshot 218 heads south as it gets ready to pound the diamonds at Marion.
Fresh out of the shop, NS 1048 heads south with an empty hopper train.
An eastbound on main 2 knocks down the clear signal, and rounds the bend, passing AC tower in the background.
Container train 29Z passes the old NW CPLs that still protect the diamonds in Marion.
An eastbound passes by AC tower and the old NYC signal that protects the NS diamond, at sunset.
Looking north along the former C&O "Northern" to Toledo--a southbound's headlight shines on the horizon as a northbound is lined off the former NYC "Bee Line" onto the C&O.
NS 51G gets a green signal to depart Marion Ohio, but shortly after would have to go into emergency due to a computer malfunction.
A standard cab dash 9, complete with mismatched number boards passes the old NW CPL's that protect the AC Tower interlocking, heading by Marion Union Station.
The Erie lock indicates the heritage of this interlocking.
A CSX maintainer works high up on the NS CPL that protects the AC Tower diamonds, as the NS 819 passes by below.
After stopping for a few minutes north of Marion due to one of the containers leaking sand, the 218 heads though Marion, and pounds the diamonds as it crosses the CSX Mt Victory Sub.
Conrail TV-6 bangs over the diamond at AC Tower.
Although the former Erie AC Tower at Marion was closed several years ago (under Conrail), it was moved just over the tracks and restored. Although posed, Pete White--a towerman who hired out on th... (more)
The eastbound NS 218 passes a cut of cars on the siding to be exchanged with CSX, as a pigeon works on getting out of the way.
Three railfans wave to the crew of the NS 53R, which has two HLCX Rent-A-Wrecks, and a NS ES40DC for power.